Friday, February 24, 2012

Torture?

February 24, 2012


Yep... I got home last night from my 7 minute Burpee WOD around 8:00pm, had dinner, went to bed and got up at 4:50am and headed right back to CrossFit Wachusett for my usual Friday WOD!! Is this torture? Absolutely NOT!! I love it!!

My legs are a little sore still, but I think its the last few days of workouts and not just the burpees. We have been doing a lot of KB swings and we did some squat cleans... yeah, its all just blending together!! Alas I was still excited for todays WOD.

Last night before doing 12.1 I worked my double unders for a while. I have decided to go back to square one with them. I was getting myself so frustrated that I couldnt stand it. I have been getting a lot of help on Thursday nights from R and last night was no different. I know what he (and K, and Hubs) are all going to say when I am working on them... but I just have to keep at it. I was able to (last night) go back to the double, single, double, single way... which is how I originally learned before I lost them. R had me trying to slow down my rope and jump and RELAX... which is hard for me to do. But... I was consistent... so that was key.

Going into todays 7 rounds, each involving 30 double unders... I didnt want to frustrate myself. I just decided to attempt them in the same way I knew how... double, single, double, single... only counting the doubles (so I could be Rx).  I knew that was going to take much less time than the time it would take to do them all one or two at a time with some MAJOR frustration in the middle of it! I got my rope and lined up my 75lb bar for the front squats and waited for the 3, 2, 1 go....

It was frustrating, but it was much much less frustrating than not getting any double unders, so I will take it! I feel like they went relatively quick and I banged out the front squats with no problem. The weight was pretty light so I knew it wouldnt be an issue. KP and I were neck and neck for the first round but girlfriend can bust out double unders like nobodys business!! I will get there just have to get my timing right. I am going in the right direction.

I am exhausted and am in need for a good nights sleep before tomorrow mornings attempt at 12.1 again. I am going to try my damndest to get at least 100 burpees in that 7 minutes, maybe working out in the morning on Saturday will make a difference... who knows... why guess... I will find out tomorrow!!

WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- Row 250m
- 10 Around the World
- 10 Ring Rows
- 10 Leg Swings
- 10 Deep Squats

WOD: "Shut In"
7 Rounds for Time
- 30 Double Unders
- 10 Front Squats (75lbs)
(My Time 14:22 Rx)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
Mobility

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